NMS Podcast 34: Death Is A Celebration: An Audio Documentary about Tough Guys Don’t Dance

Part 7 of 10

In this 10-hour re-broadcast, host Justin Bozung, alongside his co-host Aaron Graham, offer up a exhaustive scene-by-scene examination of Norman Mailer’s 1987 film, Tough Guys Don’t Dance.  In addition to exploring several of the key themes in both Mailer’s film and Mailer’s own 1984 novel of the same name, this detailed audio essay on Mailer’s aesthetic approach to cinema, Reaganism, hedonism, and existential dread also features commentaries by Mailer Archivist/Biographer J. Michael Lennon, and Mailer’s son John Buffalo Mailer. Additionally, further insights in this special are provided by Tough Guys Don’t Dance film actors: Frances Fisher, Stephan Morrow, John Synder, John Bedford-Lloyd, Wings Hauser as well as several of the crew members that worked under Mailer to produce this ever-polarizing work of cinematic art that blends Shakespeare with Film Noir and The Theatre of the Absurd on the big screen all at once.

NMS Podcast 33: Death Is A Celebration: An Audio Documentary about Tough Guys Don’t Dance

Part 6 of 10

In this 10-hour re-broadcast, host Justin Bozung, alongside his co-host Aaron Graham, offer up a exhaustive scene-by-scene examination of Norman Mailer’s 1987 film, Tough Guys Don’t Dance.  In addition to exploring several of the key themes in both Mailer’s film and Mailer’s own 1984 novel of the same name, this detailed audio essay on Mailer’s aesthetic approach to cinema, Reaganism, hedonism, and existential dread also features commentaries by Mailer Archivist/Biographer J. Michael Lennon, and Mailer’s son John Buffalo Mailer. Additionally, further insights in this special are provided by Tough Guys Don’t Dance film actors: Frances Fisher, Stephan Morrow, John Synder, John Bedford-Lloyd, Wings Hauser as well as several of the crew members that worked under Mailer to produce this ever-polarizing work of cinematic art that blends Shakespeare with Film Noir and The Theatre of the Absurd on the big screen all at once.

NMS Podcast 32: Death Is A Celebration: An Audio Documentary about Tough Guys Don’t Dance

Part 5 of 10

In this 10-hour re-broadcast, host Justin Bozung, alongside his co-host Aaron Graham, offer up a exhaustive scene-by-scene examination of Norman Mailer’s 1987 film, Tough Guys Don’t Dance.  In addition to exploring several of the key themes in both Mailer’s film and Mailer’s own 1984 novel of the same name, this detailed audio essay on Mailer’s aesthetic approach to cinema, Reaganism, hedonism, and existential dread also features commentaries by Mailer Archivist/Biographer J. Michael Lennon, and Mailer’s son John Buffalo Mailer. Additionally, further insights in this special are provided by Tough Guys Don’t Dance film actors: Frances Fisher, Stephan Morrow, John Synder, John Bedford-Lloyd, Wings Hauser as well as several of the crew members that worked under Mailer to produce this ever-polarizing work of cinematic art that blends Shakespeare with Film Noir and The Theatre of the Absurd on the big screen all at once.

NMS Podcast 31: Death Is A Celebration: An Audio Documentary about Tough Guys Don’t Dance

Part 4 of 10

In this 10-hour re-broadcast, host Justin Bozung, alongside his co-host Aaron Graham, offer up a exhaustive scene-by-scene examination of Norman Mailer’s 1987 film, Tough Guys Don’t Dance.  In addition to exploring several of the key themes in both Mailer’s film and Mailer’s own 1984 novel of the same name, this detailed audio essay on Mailer’s aesthetic approach to cinema, Reaganism, hedonism, and existential dread also features commentaries by Mailer Archivist/Biographer J. Michael Lennon, and Mailer’s son John Buffalo Mailer. Additionally, further insights in this special are provided by Tough Guys Don’t Dance film actors: Frances Fisher, Stephan Morrow, John Synder, John Bedford-Lloyd, Wings Hauser as well as several of the crew members that worked under Mailer to produce this ever-polarizing work of cinematic art that blends Shakespeare with Film Noir and The Theatre of the Absurd on the big screen all at once.

NMS Podcast 30: Death Is A Celebration: An Audio Documentary about Tough Guys Don’t Dance

Part 3 of 10

In this 10-hour re-broadcast, host Justin Bozung, alongside his co-host Aaron Graham, offer up a exhaustive scene-by-scene examination of Norman Mailer’s 1987 film, Tough Guys Don’t Dance.  In addition to exploring several of the key themes in both Mailer’s film and Mailer’s own 1984 novel of the same name, this detailed audio essay on Mailer’s aesthetic approach to cinema, Reaganism, hedonism, and existential dread also features commentaries by Mailer Archivist/Biographer J. Michael Lennon, and Mailer’s son John Buffalo Mailer. Additionally, further insights in this special are provided by Tough Guys Don’t Dance film actors: Frances Fisher, Stephan Morrow, John Synder, John Bedford-Lloyd, Wings Hauser as well as several of the crew members that worked under Mailer to produce this ever-polarizing work of cinematic art that blends Shakespeare with Film Noir and The Theatre of the Absurd on the big screen all at once.

NMS Podcast 29: Death Is A Celebration: An Audio Documentary about Tough Guys Don’t Dance

Part 2 of 10

In this 10-hour re-broadcast, host Justin Bozung, alongside his co-host Aaron Graham, offer up a exhaustive scene-by-scene examination of Norman Mailer’s 1987 film, Tough Guys Don’t Dance.  In addition to exploring several of the key themes in both Mailer’s film and Mailer’s own 1984 novel of the same name, this detailed audio essay on Mailer’s aesthetic approach to cinema, Reaganism, hedonism, and existential dread also features commentaries by Mailer Archivist/Biographer J. Michael Lennon, and Mailer’s son John Buffalo Mailer. Additionally, further insights in this special are provided by Tough Guys Don’t Dance film actors: Frances Fisher, Stephan Morrow, John Synder, John Bedford-Lloyd, Wings Hauser as well as several of the crew members that worked under Mailer to produce this ever-polarizing work of cinematic art that blends Shakespeare with Film Noir and The Theatre of the Absurd on the big screen all at once.

NMS Podcast 28: Death Is A Celebration: An Audio Documentary about Tough Guys Don’t Dance

Part 1 of 10

In this 10-hour re-broadcast, host Justin Bozung, alongside his co-host Aaron Graham, offer up a exhaustive scene-by-scene examination of Norman Mailer’s 1987 film, Tough Guys Don’t Dance.  In addition to exploring several of the key themes in both Mailer’s film and Mailer’s own 1984 novel of the same name, this detailed audio essay on Mailer’s aesthetic approach to cinema, Reaganism, hedonism, and existential dread also features commentaries by Mailer Archivist/Biographer J. Michael Lennon, and Mailer’s son John Buffalo Mailer. Additionally, further insights in this special are provided by Tough Guys Don’t Dance film actors: Frances Fisher, Stephan Morrow, John Synder, John Bedford-Lloyd, Wings Hauser as well as several of the crew members that worked under Mailer to produce this ever-polarizing work of cinematic art that blends Shakespeare with Film Noir and The Theatre of the Absurd on the big screen all at once.

NMS Podcast 27: The Cremation of Nehru (June 5th, 1964): Mailer on An American Dream

In this episode of the Norman Mailer Society Podcast, host Justin Bozung plays a recently unearthed interview with Norman Mailer from late April / early June 1965 about a year after the serialization of An American Dream in Esquire. Mailer discusses early ideas he had for his characters in his novel and the exact point when he realized that a murder had to take place. He discusses the existential aspects of the novel as well as the notion of sex and murder as the last great frontier in America. A important tape in Mailer Studies!

NMS Podcast 26: Mailer Reads Naked & the Dead

In this episode of the Norman Mailer Podcast, host Justin Bozung features a now digitized recording of Mailer reading excerpts from The Naked and the Dead.  This recording was first released in 1983 via the New York-based record label Cademon, and features Mailer reading portions of this novel as an actor voicing out the roles.

NMS Podcast 25: Mailer vs. Jones

In this episode of the Norman Mailer Podcast, host Justin Bozung features audio from the Mailer Archives. In this special, Mailer discusses with author Leroi Jones and television host David Susskind, the state of racial divide in the mid-1960s. Mailer and Jones discuss the Watts Riot, the right/wrong of blacks in Vietnam, and the cancers of an absurd time.